Wildly good news, everyone — this humble blog has been nominated for a Liebster Award by the estimable Bill Meeker, aka Frisco Kid at the Movies (love the blog, Bill!). Many thanks!
This is my first such nomination, and I can’t help but be both pleased and slightly intimidated by the idea. The rules of the game are as follows:
- Bloggers who have been nominated must link back to the person who nominated them.
- Nominees must answer the 11 questions given to them by the one who nominated them.
- Nominees must also nominate 11 of their favorite bloggers (who have less than 200 followers) and assign them 11 questions to answer.
- You CANNOT nominate someone who has nominated you!
- You are not, in any way, obligated to participate.
OK, let’s see. No. 1 — done. No. 2 … here are the questions that were provided, as well as my answers:
1. Why did you decide to start your blog?
I thought it would be a nice way to showcase my writing in a context that fit my style. What a boring answer, huh?
2. How do you get inspiration for your blog posts?
Mostly by thinking about movies and issues surrounding them. I also force myself to be inspired by writing even when I don’t feel like doing so. I have to write to stay alive!
3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what would be the most important object that you would wish you had brought with you, but didn’t? No borrowing of Tom Hanks’ solution allowed.
A DVD of The Seven Samurai. And a DVD player that’s immune to breaking down from having too much sand in it.
4. Do you ever get the feeling that there’s something going on that we don’t know about?
What? Where? Am I being followed? Who Am I This Time?
5. What is the Matrix?
It’s the Circle of Life. No, it isn’t. It’s My Party, and I’ll Cry If I Want to. No, wait —
6. What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Do you mean an African or European swallow? AAAAAHHHHHH!
7. You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?
Well, to tell you the truth, I sometimes lose track myself in all this excitement.
8. Is it safe?
It’s perfectly safe. Oh, and the dentist told me I only have two cavities.
9. What’s your damage?
I’m wracking my brain trying to get this reference. I feel so … unworthy.
10. Who ya gonna call?
I miss Harold Ramis. 😦
11. You talkin’ to me?
I’m the only one here. Literally. I mean, I’m a blogger. Maybe I’m not here. Maybe I’m a figment of my own imagination. What a concept.
OK, No. 2 — done. That was easy. Now here are my Liebster nominations of 11 of my favorite bloggers (with less than 200 followers), followed by the questions I would like to posit to them should they be interested in answering:
1) What was the experience that led you to start blogging about movies and/or culture?
2) What’s your earliest movie memory, and how did it shape your tastes?
3) Bernard Herrmann or Georges Delerue?
4) How much worse was Troy than The Seven Samurai … and could the former have been improved by being magically transformed into hot, steaming soup?
5) What’s your favorite French film that has been remade into a terrible Hollywood movie?
6) Groucho, Chico, Harpo or Zeppo (Gummo has been disqualified for these purposes)?
7) Which movie(s) would you take with you to the moon … if we had the capacity to live there and DVD players didn’t fly away because of low gravity?
8) Are you Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo or Sauron?
9) Who’s less funny: Jerry Lewis or … Jerry Lewis?
10) Could Mozart beat up Beethoven with one hand tied behind his back?
11) If you could direct a sequel to any movie, which would it be?
OK, Nos. 3, 4 and 5 are done, done and done. Thanks in advance to all who participate, and here’s to the Liebster Award!